a team comprising sou fujimoto, nicolas laisné, and dimitri roussel has been chosen to develop plans for a ‘vertical village’ in paris. the building contains 17,000 square meters of housing — including 5,000 square meters of social housing — and of 5,300 square meters of office space. the project will also contain a food-court, a daycare center, a family office, community centers, a rooftop bar, and a sports hub comprising climbing, soccer, and paddel facilities.

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the design takes the form of a 120 meter-long timber structure that mediates between the domestic scale to the south and the metropolitan scale to the north. at its peak, a 50 meter-high tower serves as a strong landmark that marks the entrance to the town of rosny sous bois. the design also includes numerous areas of greenery, which allow for external extensions of indoor programs.

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image © sou fujimoto, nicolas laisné, dimitri roussel, and virgin lemon

 

 

officially titled ‘ village vertical’, the project was officially designated as the winning project for the inventons la métropole du grand paris competition for the rosny-sous-bois (93) site on april 12, 2018. the scheme was designed by japanese architect sou fujimoto and french architects nicolas laisné and dimitri roussel, the former partners of laisné roussel, who have just started their own practices. the project, which was developed in collaboration with landscape and urban design firm atelier georges, will be carried out by urban developers from la compagnie de phalsbourg and REI habitat.

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image © sou fujimoto, nicolas laisné, and dimitri roussel

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image © sou fujimoto, nicolas laisné, and dimitri roussel

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image © sou fujimoto, nicolas laisné, and dimitri roussel

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image © sou fujimoto, nicolas laisné, and dimitri roussel

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image © sou fujimoto, nicolas laisné, dimitri roussel, and virgin lemon

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image © sou fujimoto, nicolas laisné, dimitri roussel, and virgin lemon

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image © sou fujimoto, nicolas laisné, and dimitri roussel

 

 

project info:

 

location: rosny-sous-bois, france
surface area: 28,200 sqm

 

architects: sou fujimoto, nicolas laisné, dimitri roussel
urbanism, landscape and prefiguration: atelier georges
clients: la compagnie de phalsbourg, REI habitat
engineering team: terao, elioth structure, barabanel, casso&associés, APAVE, ascaudit, méta acoustique, citec
operators: le five, hapik, association pass’sport, scintillo, crèche attitude, i3f, ZEN park
prefiguration, urban consultation: atelier georges, REFER, arketip

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